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Nov 16, 2013 6:00pm EST
prompts a question, if you raise your hand, and ask the question -- if it doesn't lead us too far astray, i would be glad to get involved in a conversation. but, of course, i warn you, if i discover that we're going hopelessly off the subject, and the time limit, i'll cut you off and go on with the presentation. so the gettysburg address is something special, something unique. and we're getting ready to celebrate its 150th anniversary. and we've had enough good books about the address in the last 20 or 25 years that we know quite a bit about it. we -- one of the last books that we had by gabor boreat did a marvelous job of showing what happened from the time the speech was given to the point at which it had become iconic. it took a while, if you remember. and he laid that out very nicely and showed us. and so it hasn't always had the stature that we give it now. and it couldn't have had. but it's interesting to see the way in which or to think about the way in which it's been held down through the years. it's probably the most mythologized of all of our historical speeches. i consider it
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2013 10:00pm EST
never forget what they did here. it is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. it is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us. that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion. that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. that this nation, under god, shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth. that's very good. that's very good. once you get in, somebody else -- you can jump on every once in a while. so we all know it. now, that is one version of the gettysburg address. that's -- that's the final text. that's the last text that the wrote. believe me, if he had kept making official copies it would have changed a little by i don't think it would have changed much. he is incapable of doing it the same way. he always has another thought and sees nothing wrong with putting the comma ov
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